Canadian base metals mining company Trevali Mining Corp. (Trevali) has appointed Gerbrand van Heerden as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company. This will become effective from 1 June 2018. Gerbrand most recently served as Trevali’s Senior Vice President of Business Initiatives/Development.
Gerbrand joined Trevali in 2017 following the company’s acquisition of the Perkoa and Rosh Pinah mines.
As well as being a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of South Africa and a Chartered Professional Accountant in British Columbia (CPABC), he also has more than 18 years of experience in various senior management roles in the mining industry.
Gerbrand began his career with Deloitte in South Africa, after which he joined Metorex Ltd, a listed mining company as Group Financial Controller in 2004. He assumed increasing levels of responsibility over time, including involvement in numerous green and brownfield projects through commissioning and into operational readiness.
In 2013, Gerbrand was appointed as CFO of Rosh Pinah Zinc Corporation and was instrumental in the turn-around and modernisation of the operation, with a focus on establishing a continuous improvement culture. Gerbrand’s appointment comes following the retirement of Anna Ladd-Kruger who served as Trevali’s CFO since 2011.
“I would like to welcome Gerbrand in his new role as Trevali’s CFO,” commented Dr. Mark Cruise, Trevali’s President and CEO. “His extensive base metals and finance experience will provide a solid foundation to the company as it continues to evolve into a global, mid-tier miner. I would also like to thank Anna for her valuable contribution as CFO over the past seven years, where she helped Trevali transition from an exploration and development stage company to a top-10 global zinc producer with four operating mines.”
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